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Who’s that, Peeping out of the Window?

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Yes, it’s that man Shakespeare again.  I thought I’d continue the theme from my last post for this challenge.

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These windows belong to The Shakespeare’s Head pub in Fouberts Place, just off Carnaby Street in London.

The pub was built in 1735 and was originally owned, apparently, by Thomas & John Shakespeare, who were distant relatives of the famous poet. Peeping from a high window is a life size bust of Shakespeare.  If you look carefully at the close-up below you’ll see that a hand is missing, damage incurred during World War II.

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The pub sign hanging below the man himself is a reproduction of Martin Droeshouts’ portrait of Shakespeare painted when the poet was at the height of his genius.

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Posted as part of the Thursday Lingering Look at Windows.

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